Golden Child (play)
|Written by||David Henry Hwang|
Reverend Anthony Baines
Eng Ahn and others
|Date premiered||April 2, 1998|
|Place premiered||Longacre Theatre
New York City, New York
|Setting||Manhattan and Eng Tieng-Bin's home village near Amoy, in Southeast China. The Present, Winter 1918 and Spring 1919.|
Golden Child is a play by American playwright David Henry Hwang. Hwang's second Broadway play, it depicts an early twentieth-century Chinese family being faced with Westernization. The play was developed Off-Broadway and premiered there on November 19, 1996 at the Joseph Papp Public Theater. It was directed by James Lapine, with Tsai Chin and Jodi Long in the cast.
It was revised during productions in California and Singapore. Then, it premiered on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on April 2, 1998. This production was also directed by Mr. Lapine, with Randall Duk Kim and Ming-Na Wen in addition to Long. It was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play that year.
An Off-Broadway revival opened on November 13, 2012 as part of a season of Hwang's works at the Signature Theatre. This production was directed by Leigh Silverman and featured Jennifer Lim, Julyana Soelistyo, and Greg Watanabe.